Spider Friends: Covert / Instinct / Strength / Tech
Throughout his high school years, Peter Parker earned enemies and allies alike while he established Spider-Man as a wise-cracking, smart-aleck super hero, everything he was not as himself. As his costumed career progressed, his adventures grew stranger and more intense.
After graduating from Midtown High, Parker’s romance with Gwen Stacy became a big part of his life. A fellow science major at Empire State University, Gwen dated Parker’s friend Harry Osborn after Peter initially rebuffed the girl during a time when May Parker was in the hospital, but the two eventually found each. It seemed to be the love story of a liftetime, but when tragedy struck in the form of Gwen’s father, Captain Stacy, being killed in the middle of a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus, Gwen placed all the blame on the webslinger. Not long after, Gwen herself died as a result of the Green Goblin’s hatred for Peter Parker, whom he’d discovered was secretly Spider-Man.
Life continued for Parker. He attended Empire State University, fought his best friend Harry Osborn as a new Green Goblin, clashed with a clone of himself created by one of his professors — who posed as a criminal called the Jackal — and finally graduated from college. A new romance blossomed between Spider-Man and a thief known as the Black Cat, but she only had eyes for her “Spider,” not for Peter Parker. Then, in the middle of the everyday insanity, the wallcrawler found himself kidnapped, along with many of Earth’s other heroes, to fight selected villains on a faraway planet. There, Spider-Man claimed a new costume from a strange device and returned to Earth with it.